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Councillor Rod Doherty

Ward D


Councillor Doherty grew up in Newcastle and worked on Newcastle Harbour and with BHP as a tradesman before joining the NSW Ambulance. He moved to Kurri Kurri to work as an NSW Ambulance Officer in 1971. In 1981 Cr Doherty joined the Alcan Smelter at Kurri Kurri as an Employment and Community Relations Officer where he worked for 18 years. During his time with Alcan he joined the board of the newly established Cessnock Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) in 1992.

In 1988 he became involved with the Kurri Kurri Tidy Towns movement and business activities of the Kurri Kurri community in which he has been involved to this day. Cr Doherty managed the Hunter Region BEC for 10 years. He is the former President of the Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber and a member of the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri.

Cr Doherty has a keen interest in seeing economic development activities achieved. He believes in providing much needed employment opportunities for the region.

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